3 Oct 2017 – 2 Apr 2018
The Turbine Hall is transformed once again in this major series of annual commissions by renowned international artists. In 2017, the Hyundai Commission is undertaken by Superflex, known for their interests in unifying urban spaces and commenting on society with authenticity through art.
Migration, alternative energy and the power of global capital are just some of the motives behind the highly engaging, visual and often humorous work of Danish collective Superflex. They are best known for their playfully subversive installations and films.
Referring to their works as tools, the collective engage alternative models for the creation of social and economic organisation.
Superflex is based in Copenhagen and was founded in 1993 by Danish artists Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen. They have gained international recognition for their projects and solo exhibitions around the world and are represented in several public art institutions, such as MoMA, New York; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; FRACNord-Pas de Calais; and Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City.
Tate Modern and Superflex have unveiled the expansion of the Turbine Hall Hyundai Commission 2017: ‘One Two Three Swing!’. It is the first Turbine Hall commission to extend beyond the walls of the exhibition space. The expansion consists of 11 new swings located outside of the gallery’s Blavatnik building. The orange line connecting the three-person swings has now emerged into the landscape outside of Tate Modern where it will be possible to activate the swings at any time of the day.
‘One Two Three Swing!’ challenges society’s apathy towards the political, environmental and economic crises of our age. Conceived in states of apathy, production, and movement, the work extends as an orange, human-powered line from the Turbine Hall gallery, into the Tate Modern’s south landscape, and around the world.
One Two Three Swing! is realised in close collaboration with KWY and Rasmus Koch Studio
Read more about One Two Three Swing: http://superflex.net/tools/one_two_three_swing